“Funding probably changes a bit every year but for my group it was $8500 stipend first year, $17,000 stipend second year, because you are teaching . . . Of course you pay no tuition, and get great health insurance as well. I got by second year okay, but took out additional loans to support myself the first year. People do work, and you could probably get by okay as you’re only required to take one class per semester in addition to your workshop. But I was there to write and did not want to work, I wanted to be fully immersed in the program.”
I found this from a 2007 forum on Brown’s MFA funding. Since then, the first year amount has increased by $1,000. What do you think? Is it worth it?